March 31, 2009 by

We Interrupt This Blog With an Important Notice for "Losing My Religion" Subscribers


Categories: tecknical stuff

If you are currently subscribed to this blog, and reading posts in Google Reader or some other reader…you might want to click through to the actual blog page for the next few days. And you should click through on the title of the blog, not the name of the post.

The reason I say this is that apparently Google Reader is having some trouble updating the feeds, and I might have posted something new that you aren’t finding in the reader.

While the feeds should be updating every hour or so…this past weekend I wrote a post that took nearly two days to update in the reader. And my post from earlier today didn’t show up for nearly 6 hours. I’ve spent some time troubleshooting and researching the problem, and apparently I’m not the only one noticing the delay in updating the feeds. A lot of people are posting complaints about their Blogger feeds, both on Google Reader Help and Feedburner Help–one poor guy hasn’t seen his blog update in a month!–and so far no one from Google or Feedburner has bothered to respond to queries. All we can do is wait helplessly and hope that our feeds show up at some point. Of course, if you are a subscriber, I’m taking it on faith that this post has even shown up. 🙂

Anyhow, just a heads-up that you ought to click through every so often and make sure you’re getting the latest blog entries. If this problem does not get cleared up in a few days, I may take my feed off of Feedburner, and if necessary, transfer from Blogger to another blog host. We’ll keep you posted.

This has been an official message from the writer of this blog. Now back to our erratic regular programming…

Musician. Composer. Recovering perfectionist. Minister-in-transition. Lover of puns. Hijacker of rock song references. Questioner of the status quo. I'm not really a rebel. Just a sincere Christ-follower with a thirst for significance that gets me into trouble. My quest has taken me over the fence of institutional Christianity. Here are some of my random thoughts along the way. Read along, join in the conversation. Just be nice.

4 Responses to We Interrupt This Blog With an Important Notice for "Losing My Religion" Subscribers

  1. Barb

    Jeff, I have seemed to get each of your blogs on the given day they were posted. So that you are not getting them is odd indeed. I went back about a week to check and remember reading them on that day.

  2. Jeff McQ

    It was only this weekend that I noticed something was wrong; I’ve gotten used to posts taking a few hours to show up on reader, but I’ve never seen a 36-hour delay. Especially when *they* are saying it should update every hour or so!

    I’m glad it appears you are getting them on time, anyhow. It’s pretty frustrating to write something in the morning and come back at night, and see no one has been there because no one knows you wrote it! 🙂

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